Li, Xiguang

BA (Nanjing) LLM (CASS)

Professor of Journalism and Press/Politics

      President, Tsinghua International Center for Communications Studies

      Director, Institute of Health Communication, Tsinghua University

      Director, Tsinghua-Pakistan Culture and Communication Center

      Deputy director, Center for Israel Epstein Studies, Tsinghua University

      Deputy director, Tsinghua University Center for AIDS Studies

[Research Interests]

Journalism, Global Journalism, Press and Public Policy, Health Communication

[Teaching]

News Reporting and Writing, Media Studies, Global Media Literacy

[Biography]

A long-time journalist, Li Xiguang is Tsinghua University Councilor, and Executive Dean of Tsinghua School of Journalism and Communication. He is President of Tsinghua International Center for Communications Studies, also Director of Tsinghua-Pakistan Culture and Communication Center which was launched by former Pakistan’s President Musharraf in 2008. He is currently Vice-chairman of Journalism Education Committee, Ministry of Education.

As a leading Chinese academic in press and politics, Professor Li has been pushing forward the reforms of Chinese press system as well as the journalism education system. Serving as a think tank leader, Professor Li strives for an open press system through press reform in China. Since 2001, Professor Li has been leading a national program which trains government spokespersons and leaders of government press office above provincial and ministerial level.

Professor Li was a Alfred Friendly Press Fellow with Washington Post in 1995, a research fellow with Shorenstein Center for Press, Politics and Public Policy of Harvard University in 1999. He worked as a science writer, editor, senior editor and director of the political desk of Xinhua News Agency for 11 years before he joined Tsinghua University.

[Publications] (including co-authored):      1.   Reporting against stigmas: anti-AIDS stories from China(2009, Beijing)

 

      2.   A Handbook for Reporting Tobacco Control(2008,Beijing)

      3.   A Handbook for Spokespersons(2007, Beijing)

      4.   A Manual for Human Rights Reporting(2007,Beijing)

      5.   Journalism in Transition(2005,Beijing)

      6.   The Soft Power and Global Communication(2005, Beijing)

      7.   The HIV/AIDS Media Book(2005, Beijing)

      8.   The Art of Looking for Stories(2003,Beijing)

      9.   The Next Media(2002,Beijing)

      10.  New Global Communications(2002, Beijing)

      11.  Media Power(2002,Beijing)

      12.  Essential Journalism(2002,Beijing)

      13.  Online Journalists ( May 2000, Beijing)

      14.  Collapsing News House (October, 2000, Chengdu)

      15.  How Bad Is China? (1998, Nanjing)

      16.  Media Bombardment (1999, Nanjing)

      17.  Discovering China from Sand and Dirt (1996, Beijing)

      18.  Behind Demonizing China (1996, Beijing)

      19.  Search for a Lost Buddhist Kingdom (1995, Beijing)

[Awards and prizes]

      1.  First Prize for Best Earthquake Stories(1990) awarded jointly by the Chinese Association of Journalists and the State Seismology Bureau;

      2.  First Prize for National Best Science Stories(1992) awarded by the Chinese Academy of Sciences;

      3.  First Prize for National Best Environmental Stories(1994) awarded jointly by the Chinese Association of Journalists and the State Administration of Environmental Protection;

      4.  First Prize for Best International Stories(1996) awarded by the Chinese Association of Journalists;

      5.  National Best Research Papers of Journalism (1997) awarded by the Chinese Association of Journalists;

      6.  Top 100 Chinese Journalists (1995) selected by the Chinese Association of Journalists.

      7.  Best Teacher and Good Friend(awarded by Tsinghua Graduate Students Union, 2001)

      8.  Best Teachers of the Year (awarded by Tsinghua University, 2002)

      9.  Top 10 New Academicians (awarded by Tsinghua Univesity,2003)

      10.    Special Award for Outstanding Contribution to Higher Education by the State Council(2004)

      11.    China’s Top 10 Educators (2004),elected by UNESCO(Beijing Office)

      12.    The National Best University Course (awarded by the Ministry of Education, 2004)

      13.    Beijing Best Teacher (2006),awarded by Beijing Municipal Government

      14.    Beijing Best University Professor(2007), awarded by Beijing Municipal Government

      15.    UNAIDS Award for Outstanding Contribution to AIDS Response,2008